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Russell Albanese

Owner, Albanese Organization, Inc.

Rick Bell FAIA

Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter

Amanda M. Burden, FAICP

Chair, NYC Planning Commission

Formerly VP, Planning and Design, Battery Park City Authority (1983-1990)

Timothy S. Carey

Former President and CEO, Battery Park City Authority (1999-2005)

Michael De Chiara

Founding Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara

Alexander Cooper FAIA

Founding Partner, Cooper, Robertson & Partners

Robert R. Douglass

Chief of Staff to Former Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller

Stanton Eckstut FAIA

Founding Principal, EE&K a Perkins Eastman company

Donald H. Elliott

Counsel, Bryant Burgher Jaffee LLP, Former Chair, NYC Planning Commission

Robert F. Fox Jr. AIA

Senior Partner, Cook+Fox Architects

Dennis H. Friedrich

President and Global Chief Investment Officer, Brookfield Office Properties

Martha J. Gallo

Chief Compliance Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Member of the Board, Battery Park City Authority

Jordan Gruzen FAIA

Partner, Gruzen Samton-IBI Group Architects

Thomas Hanrahan AIA

Founding Partner, Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Gayle M. Horwitz

President & CEO, Battery Park City Authority

David G. Marwell, PhD.

Museum Director & CEO, Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Jack S. Nyman, Director

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY

Cesar Pelli FAIA, RIBA, JIA

Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Rafael Pelli AIA, LEED AP

Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Philip Pitruzzello

Vice President, Manhattanville Construction, Columbia University Facilities, Former President and CEO (1994-1996)

General Counsel (1988-1992), Battery Park City Authority

Brian Shea AIA

Partner, Cooper, Robertson & Partners

Charles J. Urstadt

Founding Chairman & CEO, Battery Park City Authority (1968-1978),

Vice Chairman (1996-2010), Battery Park City Authority

Carol Willis

Founder, Director, Curator, The Skyscraper Museum, New York and

Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Columbia University

John E. Zuccotti

Co-Chairman, Brookfield Office Properties

Formerly, President and CEO, Olympia & York Companies USA (1990-1996)

Battery Park City: Coming Of Age

Lessons learned from one of the world’s most successful planned communities

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May 31, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SUBJECT: What does the future hold for this exceptional waterfront community? This conference explores this important question.

Jack S. Nyman's Opening Remarks Conference Agenda: Download PDF

Event Location:
Four World Financial Center,
250 Vesey Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10281

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After more than 50 years of planning and development, Battery Park City – a 92-acre mixed-use community sited on landfill in Lower Manhattan – was completed this year. Guided by an innovative master plan that extended the New York City street grid into the neighborhood, Battery Park City is now fully built out, with 9.3 million sq. ft. of commercial space, 7.2 million sq. ft. of residential space, three schools, two museums, a marina and nearly 36 acres of parkland.

Once an abandoned waterfront replete with dilapidated piers, Battery Park City is now recognized globally as a model for successful large-scale planning efforts and environmentally responsible construction. Yet the project faced a number of major setbacks early on which threatened to stop the development in its tracks; and required quite a bit of political maneuvering from early champions who were able to salvage the project and build the foundation for its success.

The 2001 attack on the World Trade Center brought a whole new series of challenges as the neighborhood reeled from its proximity to Ground Zero, and the Battery Park City Authority balanced demands for greater security for its commercial tenants with helping its residents rebuild a community that had been affected like no other. Today, Battery Park City is home to over 12,000 residents and 40,000 office workers; and is visited by scores of New Yorkers and tourists who flock to its parks, open spaces and public programs.

What does the future hold for this exceptional waterfront community? Join us to hear from some of the visionary leaders, designers and creators from Battery Park City’s past, present and future.

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